WCSO NEWS RELEASES – 5 MAY 2022


On 30 Apr 2022 deputies were dispatched to the baseball fields on Buell Island, Adams Township, in reference to several 911 calls being received reporting an adult male was in a fight with a juvenile male.  Deputies were directed to meet with John Lazear.   Lazear reported witnessing a juvenile male in somewhat of a physical fight with a juvenile female.  Lazear stated the two were in a heated argument as well with lots of cussing and yelling. Lazear attempted to intervene between the two as there were many people present, including a multitude of children that day. The juvenile male then turned his anger towards Lazear and started yelling and cursing at him.  Lazear then challenging the juvenile male to a fight.  John Michael Lazear, age 25, Lowell, OH, will be summoned into Marietta Municipal Court on a charge of disorderly conduct.  The juvenile male will be summoned into Juvenile Court on a charge of disorderly conduct.

On 1 May 2022 Deputy Peters was on patrol nearing the area of the Quality Inn where he observed two occupants that appeared to be slumped over.  The driver, Richard Anderson, and passenger, Kaylan Wallace, were advised that they were being checked on due to them being slumped over.  A glass smoking device was observed in plain view in the vehicle.  The occupants were asked to exit the vehicle.  A clear baggie was located containing a crystalline like substance.  When asked what it was Anderson stated “I don’t know, but it looks like meth”.  A makeup bag was located with a powdery substance inside.  Wallace advised she did not know what it was, but possibly it could be heroin.  Wallace advised a bag of drugs was located in her clothing, stating it was methamphetamine.  Kaylan Renea Wallace, age 31, 350 Lang Farm Road, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with 2 counts of aggravated possession of drugs.   Richard L. Anderson, age 42, 218 Broughton Avenue, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated possession of drugs.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 3 May 2022 to 4 May 2022:

Steven Marshall Houston, age 40, Vermillion, OH, OVI, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, speed, no seatbelt, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs, all misdemeanors.

Alec Lee Davis, age 24, Marietta, OH, assault, a felony, criminal trespass and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.

Matthew Edwin Deem, age 41, Belpre, OH, contempt of court, a felony.

April Dawn Roberts, age 45, Sistersville, WV, aggravated possession of drugs, a felony.

Jeremy David Parker, age 42, homeless, theft, possession of abuse instruments and carrying a concealed weapon.

Brandon Alexander Olah, age 37, Fleming, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Jeffrey Alan Theiss, age 44, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a felony.

Bryce Michael Stacy, age 23, Parkersburg, WV, breaking and entering, theft without consent, both felonies, and theft of a firearm, a misdemeanor.

Whitney Ann Boyd, age 27, Coolville, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Emma Jane Hodgson, age 19, Belpre, OH, domestic violence, a felony.

Anthony Lewis Lawrence, age 23, Belpre, OH, probation violation, domestic violence, 2 counts, all misdemeanors.

There are currently 29 female inmates and 65 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.